Gourmet dining in Sydney

Savour the delicious creations of talented chefs at Sydney’s acclaimed restaurants, which are among the world’s best. Extraordinary creativity, precision techniques and the finest fresh produce are complemented by exemplary service and excellent wine lists.

Bistro Molines, Hunter Valley
Bennelong Restaurant, Sydney

Contemporary Australian cuisine is at the helm of Sydney’s fine dining scene and Quay in The Rocks is one of the city’s best examples. Perched on the edge of Sydney Harbour, the restaurant features dishes that are highly imaginative, nature-inspired and thoughtfully considered.

Sixpenny in Stanmore, Tetsuya’s in the centre of the city and Bennelong in the majestic Sydney Opera House are among Sydney’s best gourmet restaurants, all serving top-quality modern Australian cuisine. Diners will be impressed by the artful plating and attention to detail.

Exquisite flavours are also fueled by the city's cultural diversity. Momofuku Seiobo at The Star in Pyrmont features a signature tasting menu that draws inspiration from the Caribbean, while Mr Wong in the city centre brings an Oriental flair with Cantonese-style dishes and striking interior design.

Ignite your senses with a dynamic degustation or tasting menu. In the city, you’ll find top restaurants including glass brasserie, est. and Automata. Among the Victorian terraces in Paddington are Lucio’s and Fred’s. Oscillate Wildly in trendy Newtown and Ormeggio at The Spit in Mosman are also popular.

Surrounded by sparkling waterways and world-class beaches, Sydney offers an excellent seafood dining experience. For the freshest and finest seafood, dine at Cirrus in Barangaroo, Saint Peter in Paddington, Flying Fish at The Star in Pyrmont or The Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay.

Other top places to eat include Monopole and Yellow in Potts Point, near the Woolloomooloo Finger Wharf, one of the longest timber wharves in the world. The wharf is popular for alfresco dining, with several renowned restaurants. Firedoor and Porteno are in nearby Surry Hills.

Hero of Waterloo, The Rocks

Pubs and Breweries

Explore Australia's oldest pubs, including the F​ortune of War,​the Hero of Waterloo, and the Lord Nelson, in the historic Rocks precinct. You'll find beautifully restored and lively pubs in inner city neighbourhoods and villages of country NSW.
Three Blue Ducks, The Farm, Byron Bay

Food and Wine Trails

Match the beauty of the NSW landscape with fresh produce, delicious wines and quality restaurants on a dedicated food and wine trail. Join an organised tour or rent a car and follow the routes at your leisure.
Icebergs Dining Rooms and Bar, Bondi


Dine at one of Sydney’s top-rated restaurants. Sample Australian wines at delightful bars. Enjoy lunch in a pub beside Sydney Harbour. Picnic in the Royal Botanic Garden, next to the Sydney Opera House, or on the beach at Bondi or Manly. Sydney will spoil you for choice.